This paper describes the hypermedia authoring and annotation capability of the VTLS InfoStation. Such a capability offers library users services previously unavailable in a traditional library automation system. Hypermedia enables readers to travel from one document to another with ease. In effect, it automates the process of following references in an encyclopedia. It also supports collaboration among researchers, professors and students by allowing them to annotate within the context of a body of scholarly material. Furthermore, it helps users look up related items in a library more efficiently without having to search through an entire database.
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